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McCarthyism

from U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy who acted out morbid fear of aliens, especially Communists. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 409]
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Vince Hartnett noted in the McCarthyist journal Counterattack that "when the CP staged a big rally in defense of the since-executed atom spies last November, CARNOVSKY, Da SILVA, PHOEBE BRAND, and MARJORIE NELSON had roles in a dramatization put on at the affair--and RUBY DEE was one of the sponsors of it.
Churchill draws persuasive parallels between the brown scare of World War II (when German-American loyalties were questioned), the McCarthyist red scare that followed (its leaders drew lessons from the brown scare), and the second brown scare of the 1990s, directed at private militias.
The propaganda he made in McCarthyist America for this revolt against the 'Communist-Fascist regime' in Jakarta was so effective that Di Tiro soon found himself befriended by conservative congress members, and by the CIA.
Remarking on how California's Disneyland was built and opened in the context of the Cold War and McCarthyist America, Erika Doss underscores the labour expended in order to establish 'clear demarcations between the forces of good and evil (Snow White vs.
by immigration authorities as he had become one of the targets of the McCarthyist anti-communist witch-hunt.
Modern day "witch-hunts" include the McCarthyist search for communists in the USA during the Cold War in 1953, though this was discredited partly by being compared to the Salem Witch trials of 1692, when 150 people in Massachusetts were accused of witchcraft, and 14 women and five men were hanged.
Not surprisingly, both books are replete with references to, and comparisons with, the ugly period of McCarthyist repression that afflicted the U.
His ideological stance is that of the sixties: a deeply-seated distrust, perhaps born in the McCarthyist era, of cynical and power-hungry politicians.
Many of those most active in the campaign against the Khalll Gibran school have long been involved in concerted and often successful black-listing of professors perceived to have anti-American or anti-Israeli positions, which amounts to what some critics label a new McCarthyist assault on freedom of speech.
Similarly, in his role as the film's main antagonist, Kent Mansley cannot help but be an outrageous government McCarthyist, and I will not try to excuse this caricature of a character, also the film's main source of comic relief.
Rosario opts instead to ally himself with the McCarthyist attacks on the university and on academics and uses defamatory claims made by Campus Watch against me that he then presents to the reader as "background research.
Nugget) Coombs expressed the conventional progressive wisdom on Evatt: "[His] major contribution to Australian history" was "his resistance the McCarthyist hysteria about the threat of Communism".